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Over the centuries, Glasgow has hosted many distinguished musical performances and events, attracting performers from all over the world. Venues have ranged from small and relatively intimate spaces, to larger ones such at the City Hall and St. Andrew's Hall.…

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Angelica Catalani in Glasgow in 1810

In January 1810, the Glasgow Herald announced that Angelica Catalani was to perform at the Theatre Royal, on Queen Street. This renowned Italian soprano made her debut in 1806, in London, in  La Morte di Semiramide, in 1806, a work…

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Archibald McLellan refers to the 1821 Glasgow Musical Festival

Archibald McLellan is best known for constructing specially-designed galleries on Sauchiehall Street, to house his large art collection. His interests also embraced music.   On page 100 of his History of the Cathedral Church of Glasgow, 1833, McLellan refers to the…

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Madame Pasta is Coming to Glasgow

      On Friday October 12th 1827, under THEATRE, The Glasgow Herald commented: "Mr. Seymour has returned from Liverpool, where he succeeded in engaging Madame Pasta, who brings with her Madame Brombella and Signor Spagnoletti. This he has effected…

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Madame Pasta: Giuditta Pasta (1797-1865)

  The Italian soprano Giuditta Pasta was born in Saronno, in 1797, and studied with Giuseppe Scappa in Milan, where she made her debut in 1815 in his Le Tre Eleonore. She appeared at the King's Theatre in London, in…

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Angelica Catalani (1780-1849)

  Angelica Catalani was an Italian opera singer, and a soprano of nearly three octaves in range. Its unsurpassed power and flexibility made her one of the greatest bravura singers of all time. She received her first engagement at  Venice's…

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Marietta Brambilla “La Brambilla” (1807-75)

Marietta Brambilla, a contralto, accompanied Pasta during her performances in Glasgow. She made her stage debut in 1827, singing the role of Arsace in Rossini's Semiramide, at the King's Theatre, London. She made her debut at La Scala, in 1833,…

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Mr. Weir’s Annual Concert, at the Trades’ Hall, 30th March 1819, Mr. Taylor of Perth

An advertisement in The Glasgow Herald, 29th of March 1819, informed music lovers that Mr. Weir had engaged the celebrated Mr. Taylor of Perth to perform on Tuesday the 3oth, following his successful concerts on two previous nights. Assistance was…

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Mr. Anderson’s concert, featuring Mr. Taylor of Perth, at the Trades’ Hall, 31st of March 1819

An advertisement for this concert is below that of Mr. Weir's, in The Glasgow Herald, 29th of March 1819. It refers to Mr. Taylor's "admirable singing of Scottish Songs, at the recent Concerts in this City", which were "received with…

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Concert in Aid of the Glasgow Musical Fund, March 1819

On March the 22nd, 1819, page 3, readers of the Glasgow Herald were informed that the Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music, in aid of the Glasgow Musical Fund, and which was due to be held at the Trades' Hall,…

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Performance of ‘The Oratorio of the Intercession’, College Hall, 16th of March 1819

In an advertisement in the Glasgow Herald, on the 15th of March, 1819, Mr. Thomson announced that, by permission of the Principal and the Professors of the University of Glasgow, he would give a concert in the College Hall, on…

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Glasgow Musical Academy, No. 3 George Place, August 1825

From an advertisement in The Glasgow Herald, 12th August, 1825: The classes for the various branches of musical education will be opened for the reception of pupils on Thursday the 1st of September. Piano Forte ............ Mr. Thomson and assistants…

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Miss Stephens and Mr. Leoni Lee in ‘Rob Roy’, at the Theatre Royal, in November 1822

Advertised on page 3 of the Glasgow Herald, Friday the 8th November 1822: At the Theatre Royal, Queen Street, on that day, the National Opera of Rob Roy, with Mr. Leoni Lee as Francis Osbaldistone. In this role he would…

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Miss Stephens and Mr. Leoni Lee in ‘Guy Mannering’, at the Theatre Royal, Queen Street, in November 1822

Miss Stephens as 'Lucy Bertram', drawn and engraved by J. Thompson, 1819.   In the Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 11th of November 1822, are a notice on page two, and an advertisement on page three.   "Theatre - But…

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Madame Grisi, Grand Concert, City Hall, 25th February 1857

On the Wednesday the 18th of February, 1857, The Glasgow Herald has an advertisement for a Grand Concert at the City Hall. Taking place on Wednesday, the 25th of February, the performers included Madame Grisi, Madame Amedei, Signor Lorini, Signor…

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Thomas Atkinson, Songwriter: “Go Still Voice of Fond Affection”

The Englishman's Magazine, from April to August inclusive, edited by E. Moxon, Vol. 1, 1831 'June', on page 294: "NEW MUSIC "Go Still Voice of Fond Affection" - A song, written by Thomas Atkinson, Esq. The music composed and arranged…

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Jenny Lind (1820-87)

  Portrait of Jenny Lind, by Eduard Magnus, 1862. Johanna Maria "Jenny" Lind was a Swedish opera singer, often called the "Swedish Nightingale". She was one of the most highly regarded singers of the 19th century, and her operatic repertoire…

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Catherine Hayes (1818-61), Soprano, “The Hibernian Prima Donna”

  Portrait of Catherine Hayes, lithograph, c. 1850   Catherine Hayes, whose father was the musician Arthur Williamson Hayes, was born in Limerick in 1818. Hayes abandoned his wife and young family in 1823, leaving them in poverty. However, in…

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Catherine Hayes, Grand Farewell Concert, City Hall, 9th February 1857

The Glasgow Herald, Friday 23rd January, 1857, page one, has an advertisement for Catherine Hayes's "Grand Farewell Concert", at the City Hall on the 9th of February. The other performers were Madlle. Corelli, contralto; Signor Millardi, tenor; Signor F. Lablache,…

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Madame Grisi, Signor Mario, and Signor Tamburini, City Hall, 9th September 1847

On page three of The Glasgow Herald, on the 30th of August 1847, Jos. T. Macfadyen used one of the advertising columns to inform the public that he had been instructed to announce a Grand Concert featuring Madame Grisi, Signor Mario,…

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Fanny Ayton at the Assembly Rooms, Ingram Street, 22nd March 1830

  Fanny Ayton (1806-91), mezzotint by George H. Phillips, after Richard Westall.   Page two of the Glasgow Herald, Friday March the 19th, 1830, has a large advertisement for a Grand Evening Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music, at the…

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Henry Russell, City Hall, March 1855: ‘The Emigrant’s Progress’ & ‘Negro Life in Freedom and Slavery’

Henry Russell (1812/13-1900), an English pianist, baritone singer and composer, was born into a distinguished Jewish family. He wrote the song A Life on the Ocean Wave, and many of his works championed social causes like abolition, temperance, and the…

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Mr. Wood Announces: A Grand Evening Concert & Second Season of Glasgow Italian Opera, March 1855

On the Monday, the 5th of March 1855, on page one of The Glasgow Herald, Mr. Muir begged to announce that: "in compliance with the numerous requests of his Musical Friends and Supporters for a Series of Concerts, he has…

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Grand Concert for the Benefit of the Asylum for the Houseless Poor, February 2nd 1842

An advertisement on page three of The Glasgow Herald, Monday the 7th of January 1842, announced the above concert, which was to be held at the City Hall on Wednesday the 2nd of February. It was arranged under the patronage…

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The Science of Singing: Mr. Boyle, April 1826

In an advertisement in the Glasgow Herald, Friday the 14th of April 1826, page 3, under the heading 'The Science of Singing', Mr. Boyle, who was a pupil of Signors Vercellini and Garcia, informed the Gentry and Inhabitants of Glasgow…

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Royal Institution of Music, Glasgow, 1847

There is an advertisement for the Royal Institution of Music in The Glasgow Herald, Friday 24th September 1847, page three. "The establishment in Glasgow of an Institution devoted exclusively to the Tuition of Music in all its Branches has long…

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William Lang, Confectioner, Queen Street: Jenny Lind’s Wine and Tea Biscuits, September 1847 Advertisment in ‘The Glasgow Herald’

William Lang, Confectioner, 73 Queen Street, introduced the public to this delicious biscuit, in an advertisement in The Glasgow Herald, Friday 24th September, 1847, page three, and had the satisfaction in letting them know that Mademoiselle Lind "in her own…

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A Concert of Sacred Music, Methodist Chapel, John Street, 12th December 1810

In the Glasgow Herald, Monday December 10th 1810, page three, are an advertisement and a notice for A Concert of Sacred Music, in the Methodist Chapel, John Street, by J. Ritchie. It took place on the 12th of December, and…

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Concert at the Trades’ Hall: Mr. Elouis and Mr. Henry Horn, December 1810

The Glasgow Herald, Friday December the 14th 1810, page three. An advertisement for a concert to take place on Tuesday, 18th December. Mr. Elouis was pleased to announce that he would introduce a variety of favourite music and perform some…

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Signor Spagnoletti: Paolo Spagnoletti (1768-1834) Violinist and Conductor

  Paolo Spagnoletti was born in Cremona, Italy, close to the workshops of Stradivari and Amati. He settled in London around 1802, and was a virtuosi violinist and noted orchestral leader, who also became a professor at the Royal Academy…

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Thomas Mahon, the “Celebrated Irish Piper”, Performs in Glasgow in October 1853

On Friday the 30th of September, 1853, The Glasgow Herald informed its readers, on page three, that: "... Mr. Thomas Mahon, the celebrated professor of the Irish Union bagpipes, who recently followed the Court all the way from Ireland to…

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Bagpipe Competition, in the Waterloo Rooms, 79 Wellington Street, 16th December 1886

A short article in The Glasgow Herald, Friday the 17th of December, page six, reads:   "BAGPIPE COMPETITION. - Last night a competition among bagpipe-players, Highland dancers, and violin-players was held in the Waterloo Rooms,Glasgow. There was a large audience. Colonel…

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Children’s Summer Festival, Kibble Art Palace, May 1875

A short article in The Glasgow Herald, Monday the 31st of May 1875, page four, reads:   "CHILDREN'S SUMMER FESTIVAL. - The directors of the North-Western District Sabbath-School Union, following up the success which attended the recent festival in the…

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The New Public Halls, Grand Public Demonstration in Connection with Laying the Memorial Stone, May 1875

A substantial article in The Glasgow Herald, on Thursday the 13th of May, page four, outlines the route of the ceremonial procession, which was "expected to be one of the most imposing which has taken place for some years in…

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Letters to the Editor of ‘The Glasgow Herald’: July 1874, “Mr. Kidston and the Teaching of Music”

On Tuesday the 14th of July, page seven of The Glasgow Herald, has a letter from 'A CERTIFICATED TEACHER', which is dated the 10th of July 1874, and reads:   "SIR, - Can nobody control the irrepressible Ferniegair? A few…

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Letters to the Editor of ‘The Glasgow Herald’: July 1874, “Music in Schools”

A letter from 'PROGRESS', which is dated the 14th of July, was published on page seven of the Herald on Thursday the 16th. The contributor was commenting on the letter headed 'Mr Kidston and the Teaching of Music', which was…

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Mr. W. H. Lithgow’s Vocal Music Class at The Athenaeum, November 1854

There is an advertisement in The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 3rd of November, page one, which reads: "ATHENAEUM. - MR. W. H. LITHGOW'S CLASS for VOCAL MUSIC, in the Athenaeum, will OPEN on TUESDAY EVENING FIRST, 7th Nov., at…

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William Hume Lithgow (1806-74) Composer and Teacher

Lithgow taught Vocal Music at The Athenaeum, and is referred to on page 92 of James Lauder's 1895 book about the institution's first fifty years. He is described as "then, and for many years subsequently, ... well known as one…

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Grand Morning Concert, at the Merchants’ Hall, on Saturday the 12th of May, 1855

In an advertisement of page one of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 7th of May, 1855, John Muir Wood informed readers that he had "been instructed to announce" the Grand Morning Concert, which would take place on the 12th.…

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Mr. Henri de Valadares, Violinist: His First Soiree Musicale in Glasgow, May 1855

In The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 7th of May, 1855, page 5, under 'Popular Entertainments':   "The musical dilettanti of Glasgow will have an opportunity on Wednesday first of hearing some excellent music well performed at Messrs. Thomson's Saloon,…

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Anderston Church, Opening Services, Sunday 15th January 1865: Mr. Lambeth and Mr. Stembridge Ray

From page four of The Glasgow Herald, Monday the 16th of January 1865:   "ANDERSTON CHURCH - OPENING SERVICES. - This new church was yesterday opened for public worship. In the forenoon an excellent sermon was given by the Rev.…

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Harry Clifton, Saturday Evening Concerts, City Halls, 16th November 1867

On Monday the 18th of November, 1867, The Glasgow Herald noted, on page 4:   "SATURDAY EVENING CONCERTS. - Saturday evening last was marked by the re-appearance in Glasgow, after a two years' absence, of Mr Harry Clifton, of 'Polly…

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Scottish Vocal Music Association’s Tonic Sol-Fa Demonstration, City Hall, May 1857

The Glasgow Herald has advertisements, including on the 6th and 7th of May, 1857, for the Scottish Vocal Music Association's Tonic Sol-Fa Demonstration, which was to be held at the City Hall, on the evening of Tuesday the 12th of…

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Madame Sontag’s Return to Glasgow, December 1849

On Monday the 17th of December 1849, The Glasgow Herald commented, on page two, under the heading Madame Sontag, that :   "Our musical readers will be happy to learn that this great vocalist is shortly to give another concert…

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‘Songs of Scotland’: Thomas Munro Hunter’s First Appearance in Glasgow, Trades’ Hall, December 1849

On Monday the 17th of December, 1849, The Glasgow Herald commented on page two:   "Songs of Scotland. - We see, by an advertisement in today's paper, that Mr. T. M. Hunter, who has been highly spoken of by several…

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“The City of Glasgow Polka”, Fifth Edition, and “My Ain Dear Nell”, September 1852

On the front page of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 13th of September, 1852, the Greenshields Brothers advertised newly-published music which was for sale at their Piano-forte and Music Saloon, 28 Buchanan Street, at the corner of Argyll Arcade.…

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Mr. J. Seligmann, Professor of Music from Germany, September 1842

Julius Seligmann placed an advertisement on page three of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 23rd of September, 1842. Under the heading "MUSIC", it reads:   "MR. J. SELIGMANN, Professor of Music from Germany, begs to announce to the Gentry…

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Fast-Day Concerts, April 1879

On page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 4th of April, 1879, the paper reported on the 'Glasgow Fast-Day', and the Fast-Day Concerts which were held in the city. For those not familiar with the practices of the…

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Music in the Parks, June 1873

On page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 2nd of June, 1873:   "MUSIC IN THE PARKS. - The open-air concerts in the parks east and west of the city were resumed for the season on Saturday. In…

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Ida Haendel’s First Performance in Glasgow, February 1938

Ida Haendel, who was born in 1928, made her first appearance in Glasgow on Wednesday the 16th of February 1938, as part of the International Celebrity Concerts at St. Andrew's Hall. Newspaper advertisements, such as the one on page 11…

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Beniamina Pinza, St. Andrew’s Hall, February 1938

As noted elsewhere on this site, Beniamina Pinza and Ida Haendel performed at St. Andrew's Hall on the 16th of February 1938.   In a review of both performers, in The Glasgow Herald, on the 17th of February, page 13,…

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Advertisement for Madame Ritter Bondy’s Recital at the Athenaeum Hall, October 1893

There is an advertisement on page one of The Glasgow Herald, on Wednesday the 27th of September 1893, for a Pianoforte and Violin Recital at the Athenaeum Hall, on Tuesday the 3rd of October. The musicians were Madame Ritter Bondy…

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Review of Madame Ritter-Bondy’s Recital at the Athenaeum Hall, October 1893

The review notice on page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Wednesday the 4th of October, reads:   "MADAME RITTER-BONDY'S RECITAL. - The re-appearance on the concert platform of so genuine an artiste as Madame Ritter-Bondy is ever welcome, and…

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Opera in Glasgow: “Nicolai and Verdi”, March 1907

An article headed "OPERA IN GLASGOW. - NICOLAI AND VERDI", published on page eleven of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 11th of March 1907, reads:   "On Saturday the Carl Rosa Company brought their visit to a close with…

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Herr Ernst Denhof’s Operatic Festival Performances at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal, March 1912

The Glasgow Herald's music critic reviewed the Ernst Denhof production of Wagner's "Tristan and Isolda" on page seven of Tuesday the 26th of March's issue. The introduction is of particular interest, and reads:   "Opera in this country is the…

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Gentlemen’s Glee Club of Glasgow, January 1863

On page two of The Glasgow Herald, on Thursday the 8th of January 1863, readers were offered a notice about the previous evening's concert under the heading: "GENTLEMEN'S GLEE CLUB OF GLASGOW." It reads:   "Last night, the Gentlemen's Glee…

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For the Benefit of: Gentlemen’s Glee Club of Glasgow “Amateur Concert” for the Benefit of the Unemployed, January 1863

An advertisement on the front page of The Glasgow Herald on Tuesday the 6th of January, 1863, informed readers about an "Amateur Concert" by the Gentlemen's Glee Club of Glasgow, for the benefit of the unemployed. The concert was to…

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For the Benefit of: A Grand Concert in Aid of the St. Elizabeth Clothing Society, 7th of January 1863

St. Andrew's School, on Greendyke Street, close to Glasgow Green, was the venue for a fund-raising "Grand Concert." Advertisements in the Glasgow papers, such as the one on the front page, of the Herald, on Tuesday the 6th of January,…

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Miss Clara St. Casse and her New Entertainment: “The Songs of Shakespeare”, The Trades’ Hall, Glasgow, January 1870

On the 3rd, 4th and 5th of January, 1870, Miss Clara St. Casse was appearing in her "new entertainment", The Songs of Shakespeare, at the Trades' Hall on Glassford Street. She was supported by the Glasgow Solo and Glee Union.…

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‘The Songs of Shakespeare’: a review of Miss Clara St. Casse’s Performance at the Trades’ Hall, Glasgow, January 1870

On Wednesday the 5th of July, 1870, The Glasgow Herald published the following review, on page four:   "THE SONGS OF SHAKESPEARE.   On Monday night Miss Clara St Casse, a lady well known on the London stage, gave for…

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Revival of Puccini’s “La Boheme”, Glasgow, October 1907

On page eight of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 18th of October, 1907, the paper's music critic commented:   "During the seven years they have been visiting Glasgow, the Moody-Manners Opera Company, like all who cater for a fickle…

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League of Pity Entertainment, “Redholme”, Dumbreck, April 1907

A notice on page 10 of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 29th of April, 1907, and in the 'General Scottish News' section, reads:   "LEAGUE OF PITY ENTERTAINMENT.   "A highly successful 'American Tea' was on Saturday afternoon given…

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Music in Maryhill Barracks, April 1907

  On Monday the 29th of April 1907, The Glasgow Herald mentioned on page ten, in its General Scottish News section, that:   "The experiment of Sunday music in Maryhill Barracks, after a lapse of several years, has proved very…

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Madlle. Jetty Treffz’s First Appearance in Glasgow, January 1850, at the City Hall

Portrait from The Illustrated London News, 16th of November 1850.   Henrietta "Jetty" Treffz (1818-78), a mezzo-soprano, was best-known for being the first wife of Johann Strauss II. In 1849, she made her debut in England, in concerts alongside Johann…

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Signora Montenegro at Glasgow’s City Hall, November 1849

The city's "lovers of good music" were informed through the "Popular Amusements" column and an advertisement in The Glasgow Herald, on pages two and three of the Friday the 9th of November edition, that:   "Signora Montenegro and the party…

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Mr. Kennedy, “the celebrated Scottish Vocalist”, at Glasgow’s Merchants’ Hall, October 1863

Portrait of David Kennedy.     Perth-born David Kennedy (1825-86), the church musician and concert performer was in Glasgow in October 1863, to perform in two concerts, on the 27th and 29th, at the City Hall. Advertisements, such as the…

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Mr. Kennedy and Family, ” A Week of Scottish Song”, at Glasgow’s Queen’s Rooms, October 1871

An advertisement on the front page of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 25th of September 1871, informs readers that Mr. Kennedy would be giving a "Series of SIX ENTERTAINMENTS on the SONGS OF SCOTLAND," at the Queen's Rooms, starting…

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Inauguration and Opening of the Queen’s Rooms, West End Park, Glasgow, on Saturday the 1st of January, 1859

On Friday the 31st of December, 1858, The Glasgow Herald published two advertisements on the front page, informing its readers about the imminent opening of the Queen's Rooms. Admission was one shilling, and sixpence for children.   The opening concert…

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New Music by J. B. Riche, published by David Swan, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, December 1858

A short notice on page six of The Glasgow Herald, Wednesday the 29th of December 1858, reads:   "NEW MUSIC. - We are requested to draw the attention of our musical readers to two pieces of music lately published by…

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Glasgow Galloway Institute, May 1892

From page six of The Glasgow Herald, Monday the 2nd of May, 1892:   "GLASGOW GALLOWAY INSTITUTE: - This association of Galloway people, which is now entering its fifth year of existence, and has hitherto met at 34 St Enoch…

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Madame Viardot Garcia, at Glasgow’s City Hall, the 15th of February 1859

The Glasgow Herald reviewed the concert on page 2 of the Wednesday the 16th of February edition:   "GRAND EVENING CONCERT. - Last night the City Hall was filled to overflowing by a fashionable and enthusiastic company of ladies and…

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“The Grand Concert of the Season”, organised by J. Muir Wood, 15th of February 1859, at Glasgow’s City Hall

Mr. Muir Wood informed music lovers that he had organised "The Grand Concert of the Season." Advertisements, such as the one on the front page of the Herald, on Tuesday the 8th of February 1859, include the names of the…

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Samaritan Hospital: Mrs McFarlane’s “American Tea”, on Saturday the 7th of March 1903, at 15 Dundonald Road, Kelvinside, Glasgow

From page eight of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 9th of March, 1903:   "SAMARITAN HOSPITAL - MRS McFARLANE'S  "AMERICAN TEA." - On Saturday afternoon ex-Bailie and Mrs John McFarlane were 'at home' at their residence, 15 Dundonald Road,…

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The Samaritan Hospital Bazaar: Fancy Dress Ball at the Royal Hotel, Largs, on Friday the 31st of July 1903, Organised by Mrs Carvick Webster, of Glasgow and Largs

A short notice on page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 3rd of August, 1903, reads:   "THE SAMARITAN HOSPITAL BAZAAR. - A fancy dress ball, which was largely and fashionably attended, was held in the Royal Hotel,…

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Entertainments for the People and the Society for Social Reform, December 1860

A short notice on page two of The Glasgow Herald, on Thursday the 6th of December 1860, reads:   "ENTERTAINMENTS FOR THE PEOPLE. - A plan has recently been organised by the Rev. Henry Calderwood, of Greyfriars' U.P. Church, which…

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H. J. Lincoln’s “Lecture on Mozart” at Glasgow’s Queen’s Rooms, on Wednesday the 13th of February 1861

From page two of The Glasgow Herald, on Thursday the 14th of February 1861:   "LECTURE ON MOZART. - Last night H. J. Lincoln, Esq., delivered a lecture, with vocal and instrumental illustrations, in the Queen's Rooms, on Mozart. The…

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Annual Soiree of Greyfriars’ U.P. Church Sabbath Schools, at Glasgow’s City Hall, on Wednesday the 13th of February 1861.

A short notice on page two of The Glasgow Herald, on Thursday the 14th of February 1861, reads:   "ANNUAL SOIREE OF GREYFRIARS' U.P. CHURCH SABBATH SCHOOLS. - The annual soiree of these schools was held last evening in the…

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Glasgow Society for Social Reform: Popular Musical Entertainment, Greendyke Street Hall, Saturday the 22nd of December 1860

A notice on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 24th of December 1860, reads:   "POPULAR MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT. - The first of a series of popular musical and literary entertainments intended to be given in Greendyke Street…

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Cathcart Musical Association, Musical Entertainment, Friday the 21st of December 1860

From page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 24th of December, 1860:   "CATHCART. - On Friday evening last, the members of Cathcart Musical Association, gave a musical entertainment in the parish school room (Mr. Carnduff's), which was…

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The Glasgow Anacreontic Society, March 1861

An advertisement on page two of The Glasgow Herald, on Wednesday the 27th of March 1861, reads:   "TO AMATEUR MUSICIANS. "THE GLASGOW ANACREONTIC SOCIETY are open to receive a few additional GENTLEMEN AMATEURS as MEMBERS, for the following Instruments…

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Sanct Mungo’s Centenary Tribute to Scotland’s Bard, by C. R. Brown, March 1859

On page three of The Glasgow Herald, on Wednesday the 16th of March 1859 is the following, under 'Books, &c.':   "Just Out, Price 6d., SANCT MUNGO'S CENTENARY TRIBUTE TO SCOTLAND'S BARD. BY C. R. BROWN. Specially Composed for the…

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Govan Poorhouse Soiree, January 1861

From page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 7th of January, 1861:   "GOVAN POORHOUSE SOIREE. The annual treat to the inmates of this instituion, usual at this season of the year, was given on Friday evening, in…

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Review of Camillo Ritter’s Recital at Glasgow’s Queen’s Rooms, on Monday the 11th of March, 1907

A review of the recital on page ten of The Glasgow Herald, on Tuesday the 12th of March, 1907:   "CONCERTS IN GLASGOW.   "Mr Camillo Ritter, a Glasgow violinist, gave a recital in the Queen's Rooms last night. Mr…

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Review of a Chamber Concert in the Burgh Hall, Hillhead, Glasgow, on Monday the 11th of March, 1907

A review of the concert is below the one on the Ritter recital, on page ten of The Glasgow Herald, on Tuesday the 12th of March, 1907:   "A recital of chamber music was given last evening in the Burgh…

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Gift of an American Bell Organ to Glasgow’s Samaritan Hospital for Women, March 1894

A short notice on page six of The Glasgow Herald,on Friday the 16th of March, 1894, informed readers that:   "At a meeting of the House Committee of the Glasgow Samaritan Hospital for Women held yesterday, Mr Andrew Tindal, in…

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Promenade and Recreation in the College Grounds, Glasgow, 1850

Music was just one of the attractions advertised in the press in April 1850, when the College Grounds were scheduled to open to the public on the 1st of June.   On page two of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday…

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Glasgow Royal Infirmary Concert, Organised by the Glasgow Palette Club, December 1898

From page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Thursday the 8th of December, 1898:   "ROYAL INFIRMARY CONCERT. - An enjoyable and successful concert, organised by members of the Glasgow Palette Club, was held in the above institution on Tuesday…

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Musical Entertainments at the Corporation Lodging-Houses, December 1896

A short notice on page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Tuesday the 15th of December 1896, reads:   "CORPORATION LODGING-HOUSES. - Drygate - An excellent programme was sustained by members of Southern Temperance Choir. Soloists:- Misses Caldwell and Traill…

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Second Musical Evening at the Water-Colour Exhibition, 14th of December, 1896

On page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Tuesday the 15th of December 1896, it was reported that the second of the musical evenings arranged by the R.S.W., at the Institute Galleries, was held on the 14th. The attendance was…

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The Royal Artillery Band in Glasgow, August 1896

On page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Thursday the 27th of August 1896, the paper reported:   "THE ROYAL ARTILLERY BAND IN GLASGOW. - Last night the string band of the Royal Artillery from Woolwich gave a concert in…

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Glasgow Y.M.C.A. Music Classes, Closing Concert, March the 31st, 1898

From page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 1st of April, 1898:   "GLASGOW Y.M.C.A MUSIC CLASSES. - The music classes of the Glasgow United Young Men's Christian Association gave their closing concert last night in the City…

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Reconstruction of the Royal Infirmary: The Organ Recital Scheme, February 1898

An advertisement on page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Thursday the 24th of February 1898, and a short notice on the same page, provide interesting details of a very important project. The notice reads:   "The arrangements for the…

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Recital of Compositions for Two Pianos, by Messrs. J. Burns Ritchie and Fred Turner, at the Dixon Hall, Crosshill, on Tuesday the 1st of March 1898

Advertised on page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 28th of February, 1898, the recital was reviewed in the 2nd of March edition, on page six. Tickets, which cost two shillings, and one shilling each, were available from:…

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Miss Gertrude Peppercorn’s Piano Recital at Glasgow’s Queen’s Rooms, on Wednesday the 19th of October, 1898

Gertrude Peppercorn (1879-1966), the international concert pianist, was the daughter of Arthur Douglas Peppercorn (1847-1926), a London-born landscape painter. Her recital in the Queen's Rooms, included selections from Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, and Liszt, among others. An advertisement, on page six…

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Bridgeton Choral Society, City Hall, April 1889

From page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Wednesday the 10th of April, 1889:   "BRIDGETON CHORAL SOCIETY:- With the approach of the end of the musical season, our local societies are giving their closing performances. That of the Bridgeton…

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Vocal Recital in the Queen’s Rooms, on Tuesday the 7th of March, 1899, featuring Miss Jenny Taggart, Mr. Atherton Smith, and Mr. Camillo Ritter, the Violinist

On page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Wednesday the 8th of March, 1899:     "VOCAL RECITAL IN QUEEN'S ROOMS. - In the Queen's Rooms last night a vocal recital was given by Miss Jenny Taggart and Mr Atherton…

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Sacred Concert at Pollokshields, 5th of December, 1900

From The Glasgow Herald, Thursday the 6th of December, 1900, page six:   "Last night a creditable rendering was given by the church choir in Pollokshields West United Free Church of 'The Crucifixion' and other selected music. The choir sang…

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Herr Anton Rubinstein’s First Appearance in Glasgow: A Recital in the Queen’s Rooms, on Monday the 26th of March, 1877

On page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 26th of March, 1877, the paper commented:   "HERR ANTON RUBINSTEIN. - We need scarcely remind our musical readers that Rubinstein, the famous pianist, will to-night make his first appearance…

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The Scottish Orchestra is Invited to Perform in Holland, 1898

Willem Kes (1856-1934). A Dutch violinist and conductor, Kes was the first principal conductor of the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. He held this position from 1888 t0 1895. He subsequently joined the Scottish Orchestra in Glasgow.   On page four…

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Two Amateur Performances of the “Light Egyptian Opera, SNEFERU THE SECOND”, under the Patronage of the Duchess of Montrose, and in Aid of Funds for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and its Dispensary, at the Queen’s Rooms, on the 6th and 8th of January, 1898

An advertisement on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the third of January, 1898, informed readers about the two performances. The one on Thursday the 6th was at 8 pm; and the Saturday the 8th one was at…

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Review of “Sneferu the Second”: Amateur Opera at the Queen’s Rooms, January 1898

A review was published on page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 7th of January, 1898:   "AMATEUR OPERA AT THE QUEEN'S ROOMS. - The Royal Hospital for Sick Children has the good fortune to be one of…

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A Vocal Recital, by Miss Isabel MacDougall, Assisted by Miss Margaret Wild, Pianist, at the Queen’s Rooms, on Monday the 17th of January, 1898

An advertisement for the concert can be read on page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 10th of January, 1898. Reserved tickets cost five shillings. Unreserved ones were one shilling, and two-shillings-and-sixpence. They were available from Paterson, Sons…

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Musical Arrangements at the Glasgow East-End Industrial Exhibition, December 1896

On Tuesday the 22nd of December, 1896, The Glasgow Herald reported, on page four, that:   "The enterprise of the management of the East-End Industrial Exhibition continues to be well supported. For this week the musical arrangements are of a…

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The Royal Scottish Society of Water-Colour Painters, Musical Evening, Monday the 21st of December, 1896

On page five of The Glasgow Herald, on Tuesday the 22nd of December, 1896:   "Last night a large and fashionable gathering met in the Institute of the Fine Arts to enjoy the musical treat provided for them by Mr…

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Blind Glee Party’s Third Annual Concert, Waterloo Rooms, Tuesday the 24th of November 1891

From page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Wednesday the 25th of November, 1891:   "BLIND GLEE PARTY'S CONCERT. - The third annual concert of the Blind Glee Party was given last night in the Waterloo Rooms. There was a…

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German Church, Woodlands Road, Glasgow, Tuesday the 26th of December, 1899

From page eight of The Glasgow Herald, on Wednesday the 27th of December, 1899:   "GERMAN CHURCH, GLASGOW. - Last night, in the German Church, Woodlands Road, Glasgow, the annual 'Weinachtsfest' [sic] (Christmas Festival) was held. A large and beautiful…

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Concert of Sacred Music, by the Foundry Boys’ Choir, in the Ewing Place Church, on Thursday the 5th of May, 1887

Ewing Place Church, which was located at the corner of Waterloo Street and West Campbell Street.   From page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 6th of May, 1887:   "FOUNDRY BOYS' CHOIR.- Last night the choir of…

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Glasgow Academy Choir’s Annual Concert, in the Queen’s Rooms, on Thursday the 7th of May 1891

There is a notice about the concert on page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 8th of May 1891. It reads:   "GLASGOW ACADEMY CHOIR.- The members of the Glasgow Academy Choir gave their annual concert last night…

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Banjo Recital by Mr. Shortie, at the St. Andrew’s Halls, on Wednesday the 9th of December 1891

From page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Thursday the 10th of December:   "BANJO RECITAL BY MR SHORTIE.- The banjo, which until recent years was associated only with Christy Minstrel entertainments, has now become fashionable in drawing-rooms, mainly owing,…

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Glasgow Asylum for the Blind, Soiree and Concert, in the Trades’ Hall, Glassford Street, on Wednesday the 15th of April, 1891

On page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Thursday the 16th of April, 1891:   "GLASGOW ASYLUM FOR THE BLIND.- A soiree [sic] and concert in connection with the Asylum for the Blind was held last night in the Trades'…

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Glasgow Amateur Orchestral Society Concert, in the Berkeley Hall (St. Andrew’s Halls), on Thursday the 16th of April, 1891

From page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 17th of April, 1891:   "AMATEUR ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY CONCERT. - The members of the Glasgow Amateur Orchestral Society gave the second concert of the present session in the Berkeley Hall…

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Concert at Maryhill: Full Highland Costume Performance of “Rob Roy”, by the Glasgow Choral Society, Under the Auspices of the Victoria Jubilee (Maryhill) Lodge of Ancient Shepherds, in the Burgh Hall, on Tuesday the 21st of December, 1897

There is a short notice about the concert, on page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Wednesday the 22nd of December, 1897:   "CONCERT AT MARYHILL. - Last night, under the auspices of the Victoria Jubilee (Maryhill) Lodge of Ancient…

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Gartnavel Royal Asylum Concerts, April 1865

On page five of The Glasgow Herald, on Saturday the 15th of April, 1865, is the following:   "GARTNAVEL ROYAL ASYLUM CONCERTS. - On Thursday evening, the seventh and last concert of the present season, under the auspices of the…

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Journeymen Baker’s Society of Glasgow: Centenary Soiree and Concert, October 1865

From page five of The Glasgow Herald, on Thursday the 5th of October, 1865, is the following:   "CENTENARY SOIREE AND CONCERT. - Last night the Journeymen's Baker's Society of Glasgow celebrated the centenary of their corporation by a soiree…

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Public Notices in “The Glasgow Herald”, Thursday the 5th of October, 1865: Gentlemen’s Glee Club

In the 'Public Notices' column, on page seven of The Glasgow Herald, on Thursday the 5th of October, 1865 is the following:   "GENTLEMEN'S GLEE CLUB. "This Club will RESUME its WEEKLY MEETINGS in ST. MARY'S HALL, 35 RENFIELD STREET…

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Sam Cowell’s First Appearance in Glasgow, after Three Years, at the City Hall, on Saturday the 7th of June, 1856

Sam Cowell (1820-64) as 'Lord Lovell'.   On the second of June, 1856, a short notice on page five of The Glasgow Herald reads:   "Sam Cowell. - The lovers of genuine humour and fun will be pleased to know…

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“Special Concert” at the City Hall, on Thursday the 24th of November, 1859, for the Benefit of the Widow and Young Family of the Late Mr. John Buchanan, who Died in the Shipwreck of the Royal Charter, on the 26th of October, 1859

Image of the steam clipper, the Royal Charter, which was wrecked on the north-east coast of Anglesey on the 26th of October, 1859. The vessel was returning to Liverpool from Melbourne.     On page four of The Glasgow Herald,…

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Soiree and Ball in the Town’s Hosptial, December 1859

On page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 23rd of December 1859:   "SOIREE AND BALL IN THE TOWN'S HOSPITAL. - Last night the second entertainment of the season was given to the insane inmates of this Institution.…

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The Kyrle Choir, at the Old Man’s Asylum, Rottenrow, April 1898

From page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Wednesday the 6th of April, 1898:   "OLD MAN'S ASYLUM, ROTTENROW.- The concluding concert of the season was given last night by the Kyrle Choir, under the presidency of ex-Councillor Pirrie. A…

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Glasgow Royal Infirmary Concert, December 1898

From page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Thursday the 8th of December, 1898:   "ROYAL INFIRMARY CONCERT.- An enjoyable and successful concert, organised by members of the Glasgow Palette Club, was held in the above institution on Tuesday evening.…

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The Albert Select Choir: Review of the First Concert of the Season in the Trades’ Hall, on the 2nd of November, 1882, Featuring a Young Philip E. Halstead

From page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the third of November, 1882:   "THE ALBERT SELECT CHOIR.- Last night the Albert Select Choir gave their first concert this season before a crowded audience in the Trades [sic] Hall.…

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Notice on the Concert of Sacred Music, Performed by the Choir of Martyr’s Church, on Thursday the 9th of November, 1882

From page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 10th of November, 1882:   "CONCERT OF SACRED MUSIC.- Last night the choir of Martyr's Parish Church gave a concert of sacred music. Their programme was rather an ambitious one,…

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The Glasgow Catholic Choral Society’s Annual Concert, in the City Hall, January 1881

From page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Thursday the 20th of January, 1881:   "GLASGOW CATHOLIC CHORAL SOCIETY.-This society gave their annual concert in the City Hall last night before an audience which three-parts filled the hall. It was…

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Concert in Aid of East Park Home, in Milton Parish Church, December 1889

From page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Wednesday the 11th of December 1889:   "CONCERT IN AID OF EAST PARK HOME.- Last night a musical entertainment in aid of the funds of East Park Home was given in Milton…

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Glasgow Foundry Boys’ Religious Society, Social Meeting in the City Hall Saloon, December 1889

On Wednesday the 11th of December 1889, The Glasgow Herald reported, on page six, about a Glasgow Foundry Boys' Religious Society's social meeting, which was held in the City Hall Saloon, on the 10th:   "Mr James Dick presided, and…

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28th Season of the Saturday Evening Concerts, September 1881, and the first Glasgow performance of Miss Agnes Ross, of Campsie

From page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 9th of September 1881:   "THE SATURDAY EVENING CONCERTS.- The 28th season of the Saturday Evening Concerts begins to-morrow night. As usual the entertainment will be under the immediate patronage…

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Saturday Evening Concerts, October 1855

From page five of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 22nd of October, 1855:   "Saturday Evening Concerts.- The fourth of the series of these concerts took place on Saturday evening in the City Hall, which was crowded to such…

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Scottish Music: Mr. McGill (Macgill), at the Victoria Hall, Buchanan Street, October 1855

From page five of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 15th of October, 1855:   "Scottish Music.- The admirers of our national music will be happy to learn Mr. McGill, at the request of a number of his frends [sic],…

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New Singing Movement: Lecture by the Rev. John Curwen, of London, at Greyfriars’ Church, October 1855

From page five of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 22nd of October, 1855:   "New Singing Movement.- The Rev. John Curwen of London delivered a lecture on Friday night at the instance of the U. P. Synod, in Greyfriars'…

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Cathedral Anthems: Mr. Howden, with a Select and Efficient Choir, Perform in the Bath Street Independent Church, on Thursday the 13th of April, 1854

An advertisement on the front page of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 3rd of April, 1854, reads:   "CATHEDRAL ANTHEMS. "MR. HOWDEN, with a select and efficient Choir, will give a PERFORMANCE from the Works of PURCELL, DR. BOYCE,…

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New and Standard Selections of Sacred Music, for the Use of Churches and Schools, Edited by J. Turnbull, October 1833

An advertisement on page three of the Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 25th of October, 1833:   "NEW AND STANDARD SELECTIONS OF SACRED MUSIC, FOR THE USE OF CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS. JUST PUBLISHED, PRICE 3s. A SELECTION of ORIGINAL SACRED…

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Musical Tuition: Mr. Thomson, Piano Forte, Private Lessons at the Academy, 153, Queen Street, or at the Pupil’s Residence, November 1831

An advertisement on page three of the Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 7th of November, 1831, reads:   "MUSICAL TUITION MR. THOMSON intends commencing Two additional CLASSES for instructions on the PIANO FORTE in the course of this week, one…

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“New Music”, at the London Music Warehouse, Buchanan Street, Advertised in the ‘Glasgow Herald’, on Monday the 7th of November, 1831

From page three of the Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 9th of November, 1831:   "NEW MUSIC 'BONNIE JEANIE GRAY,' a beautiful Scotch Ballad, with Piano Forte Accompaniments. By R. WEBSTER. Price 2s. First Set of 'Royal Court Quadrilles,' composed…

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The Assembly Rooms, Ingram Street, March 1833: A Grand Fancy-Dress Ball, under the Patronage of the Duchess of Hamilton & Brandon, and Several Other Distinguished Personages, Will Take Place in the Large Assembly Room, on Tuesday the 12th of March 1833

An advertisement on page three of the Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 8th of March, 1833, informed readers about the forthcoming ball, the Directors of which:   "have thought proper, in order to make the Company more comfortable, and to…

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The Assembly Rooms, Ingram Street, March 1833: Giulio Regondi, Guitarist, Aged Nine Years, Assisted by his Father, Signor Regondi

From an advertisement on page two of the Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 4th of March, 1833:   "GIULIO REGONDI, GUITARIST, Aged NINE YEARS, Assisted by his Father, SIGNOR REGONDI, BEGS leave to inform the Nobility and Gentry of Glasgow,…

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A Review of Giulio Regondi, March 1833

An article on page two of the Glasgow Herald, on Monday 11th of March, 1833, reads:   "Giulio Regondi, the very interesting boy whose performances on the guitar have afforded an exquisite treat to the lovers of music in other…

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Situation Vacant: A Music-Teacher Wanted for the Glasgow Fleshers’ Free School Institution, February 1834

There is an advertisement, headed "WANTED," on page two of the Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 28th of February, 1834. The Glasgow Fleshers' Free School Institution was looking for a Sewing-Mistress and a Music-Teacher. Applicants had to be "persons of…

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An English Lady, Wishing to Take Charge of a Widower’s Family, and to Teach his Children Music, Singing, Painting, and French, February 1834

An interesting advertisement is on page two of the Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 28th of February, 1834:   "AN ENGLISH LADY of high respectability wishes to take charge of a Widower's family. She is competent to educate his Children…

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The Re-Opening of Mr. Barr’s Singing Classes, in his Class Room, Craig’s Court, 95 Argyll Street, September 1833

An advertisement on page three of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 13th of September 1833, reads:   "MUSIC. MR. BARR, Leader of the Music in Dr. Wardlaw's Chapel, respectfully intimates that his CLASSES for SINGING will re-open on Monday…

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Mrs. James Brown, Music Seller, 75 Wilson Street, Glasgow, has Just Received New Songs, Quadrilles, etc., etc., February 1831

A large advertisement on page three of the Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 14th of February, 1831, informed readers about the new music received by Mrs. James Brown.   The music listed includes: The Herdsman's Spring Song, and The Pastor…

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Mr. Thomson’s Piano Forte Classes Have Ended for the Season, June 1826

An advertisement on page two of the Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 5th of June, 1826, reads:   "MUSIC. MR. THOMSON'S Piano Forte Classes have closed for the Season; and as he remains in town during the Summer, he will…

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Review of Mr. Templeton’s Concert, including Songs by Robert Burns, at the Trades’ Hall, August 1844

A review on page two of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 12th of August, 1844, reads:   "Concert.- On Friday last, Mr. Templeton, the well-known vocalist, gave a musical entertainment in the Trades' Hall, in the style which the…

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Mr. Robert Lowe has returned to Glasgow, July 1844

An advertisement, on page two of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 29th of July, 1844, reads:   "LA POLKA, ET LA VALSE À DEUX TEMPS. MR. LOWE has arrived in Glasgow, and will be found at home, 13, ALBANY…

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Mr. W. Bolton has Commenced Giving Lessons in the New Dance, “LA POLKA”, July 1844

An advertisement, on page two of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 29th of July, 1844, reads:   "LA POLKA. MR. W. BOLTON respectfully intimates that he has just now returned from a Professional Visit to London and Paris; and,…

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Private Tuition in Italian and English Singing, and the Italian Language by Madame de Marguerittes, and in French Conversation by Le Baron de Marguerittes, 111 Kensington Place, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, 1849

An advertisement on page three of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 31st of August, 1849, reads:   "PRIVATE TUITION. Under the Patronage of Her Grace, the DUCHESS of HAMILTON, the COUNTESS of EGLINTON and WINTON, and the Right Honourable…

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Mr. Gray, Conductor of Ball Music, April 1850

An advertisement on page two of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 8th of April, 1850, reads:   "MR. GRAY, CONDUCTOR OF BALL MUSIC, 272 (?:number hard to read) BUCHANAN STREET, GLASGOW. LARGE, or Small BANDS provided for BALLS, DINNERS,…

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Christina Dawson’s First Performance in Glasgow, November 1850

On page two of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 29th of November, 1850, is a short notice, which reads:   "Miss Dawson.- We have only space to mention that last night Mr. Seligmann gave his first concert in Glasgow,…

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Glasgow Musical Association, November 1850

On page two of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 29th of November, there is a short notice:   "Glasgow Musical Association.- On Monday evening the Association gave their first public performance this season in the City Hall. We feel…

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Mr. Milne, Ballads and Songs of Scotland, at the Merchants’ Hall, on Monday the 9th of December, 1850

On page three of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 29th of November, 1850, there is a small advertisement, which reads:   "BALLADS AND SONGS OF SCOTLAND. MR. MILNE, VOCALIST, will give an ENTERTAINMENT of SCOTTISH SONG, in the Merchants'…

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Scotch Ballads, Sung by Mr. Robson, at the Dinner and Presentation to Isaac Dodds, Esq., November 1850

  [caption id="attachment_2226" align="alignnone" width="235"] Portrait of Isaac Dodds (1801-1882), by an unknown artist. Reproduced, courtesy of the Science Museum/ Science and Society Picture Library, London.[/caption]     A short article, on page two of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday…

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Mr. Andrew Thomson, junior, is Teaching the Royal Children to Dance, 1849

A short notice on page two of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 27th of July, 1849, reads:   "We are pleased to learn that our young townsman, Mr. Andrew Thomson, jun., is, by the express command of her Majesty,…

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Bazaar in Aid of the Fugitive Slaves: Music at the Anti-Slavery Bazaar, October 1853

A small advertisement on the front page of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 21st of October, 1853, reads:   "BAZAAR IN AID OF THE FUGITIVE SLAVES. THE GLASGOW FEMALE NEW ASSOCIATION FOR THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY will hold a…

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Mr. Andrew Thomson Junior’s Matinee Dansante, Blythswood Rooms, 115 West Campbell Street, on the 3rd of April, 1852

An advertisement on the front page of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 22nd of March, 1852, reads:   "MATINEE DANSANTE, BLYTHSWOOD ROOMS, 115 WEST CAMPBELL STREET. MR. ANDREW THOMSON, JUNIOR, Sole Teacher of Dancing and Calisthenics to the Royal…

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Miss Murie has Returned from Three Years of Studying in London, and is Open to Engagements and to Receiving Pupils, October 1854

An advertisement on the front page of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 13th of October, 1854, reads:   "MISS MURIE begs most respectfully to announce her return from completing a course of three years' study at the Royal Academy…

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Scottish Song and Ballad: Mr. Milne at the Merchants’ Hall, on Tuesday the 25th of March, 1851

A small advertisement on the front page of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 24th of March, 1851, reads:   "SCOTTISH SONG AND BALLAD. MR. MILNE, previous to his return to London, will have the honour of giving an EVENING…

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Concert by the St. Mungo Musical Association, April 1871

A short notice on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Tuesday the 4th of April, 1871, reads:   " CONCERT.—The members of the St Mungo Musical Association (Mr John Fulcher, conductor) gave last night a concert in the Choral…

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Saturday Evening Concerts, October 1871: Mr. Sims Reeves

A notice on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 9th of October, 1871, reads:   "SATURDAY EVENING CONCERTS.—MR SIMS REEVES.—On Saturday night the City Hall was once more crowded to excess, and several hundred, unable to gain…

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Glasgow Unemployed Relief Fund, Concert in the New Public Halls, Monday the 10th of February, 1879

The advertisement on the front page of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 10th of February, 1879, reads:   "79TH BAND, CHARITY CONCERT, TO-NIGHT AT 8, NEW HALLS, 6D, 1S, 2S 6D."   An article on page four of the…

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Glasgow Lyrical Society, October 1876

An advertisement on the front page of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 2nd of October, 1876, reads:   "GLASGOW LYRICAL SOCIETY—P. S. TERRAS, Conductor—will resume this SESSION as a PRIVATE SOCIETY. The Opening Meeting for Enrolment of Members, &c.,…

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Juvenile Concert at the City Hall, April 1869

A short notice on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Tuesday the 27th of April, 1869, reads:   "JUVENILE CONCERT.—Last night a juvenile demonstration of national and school song took place in the City Hall. The choir of youthful…

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Royal Botanic Garden, Grand Opening Promenade of the Season, May 1869

A short notice on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 3rd of May, 1869, reads:   "ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN.—On Saturday last, the grand opening promenade of the season took place, when the fine band of the 7th…

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The Shilling Opera Campaign, August 1869

A notice on the front page of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 20th of August, 1869, reads:   "THE SHILLING OPERA CAMPAIGN. MR. MORISON KYLE cannot refrain from thanking his fellow citizens for their generous appreciation of his humble…

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Hillhead Musical Association, September 1876

A short notice on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Wednesday the 20th of September, 1876, reads:   "HILLHEAD MUSICAL ASSOCIATION. — The musical programme for the first half of the season has now been fixed upon. It consists…

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Music for the Blind: Concert by the Pupils of the Upper Norwood, London, Royal Normal College and Academy of Music for the Blind, at the Queen’s Rooms, on Thursday the 25th of March, 1875

A notice on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 26th of March, 1875, reads:   "MUSIC FOR THE BLIND.—The success which can be attained in the musical education of those who are deprived of sight was illustrated…

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Saturday Evening Concerts: Handel’s Oratorio, “Hercules”, Produced for the First Time in Great Britain Since the Composer’s Death, at the City Hall, on Saturday the 1st of April, 1876

A short notice on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 31st of March, 1876, reads:   "SATURDAY EVENING CONCERTS.—To morrow evening's concert promises to be one of the most attractive of the season, when Handel's glorious oratorio…

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Partick Popular Concerts: Winter Season Commenced on Wednesday the 28th of September 1864, at the Princess’ Rooms

A short notice on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 30th of September, 1864, reads:   "PARTICK POPULAR CONCERTS.—On Wednesday evening, the Partick Popular Concerts were commenced for the winter season, in the Princess' Rooms, in presence…

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Fine Art Institute Lectures, October 1892: “Some Musicians and their Surroundings”, by Mr. James Aitken, with Performances by Mr. Emile Berger and Miss M. Bowie, Among Others

A notice on page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Wednesday the 5th of October, 1892, reads:   "FINE ART INSTITUTE LECTURES.—We have now reached the last week of the interesting series of popular lectures under the auspices of the…

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Saturday Evening Concerts in the City Hall, 4th of December, 1880: Glasgow Select Choir

A review in The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 6th of December, 1880, page four, reads:   "The City Hall on Saturday evening was literally packed in every corner, and many hundreds had to be refused admission, when the Glasgow…

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The Glasgow Select Choir in St James’s Hall, London, on St Andrew’s Day, Tuesday the 30th of November, 1880

The Interior of St James's Hall, London, in 1858.   On Wednesday the 1st of December, 1880, The Glasgow Herald published a communication from its London correspondent, on page five. Headed "THE GLASGOW SELECT CHOIR IN LONDON", it reads:  …

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Three Fast-Day Concerts, on Thursday the 21st of October, 1880

A short notice on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Thursday the 21st of October, 1880, reads:   "FAST-DAY CONCERTS. - Three concerts are to be given this evening - one by Mr Lambeth's Select Choir in the Kibble…

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Mr H. A. Lambeth’s Choir: Popular Concert at St Andrew’s Halls (Berkeley Street) (Late New Public Halls), on Saturday the 11th of October, 1879

The advertisement on the front page of The Glasgow Herald, on Wednesday the 8th of October, 1879, refers to the concert: "BEING THE FIRST APPEARANCE IN GLASGOW SINCE THE HONOUR CONFERRED BY A SECOND COMMAND TO APPEAR BEFORE HER MAJESTY…

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W. Pyatt’s Ballad Opera Company at the Gaiety Theatre, October 1879: Sims Reeves in “The Beggar’s Opera”; “The Waterman”; and a Scene from “Il Trovatore”

An advertisement is on the front page of The Glasgow Herald, on Wednesday the 8th of October 1879. Sims Reeves performed the role of 'Captain Macheath', in The Beggar's Opera, on Monday the 13th of October; and, on Wednesday the…

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Crystal Palace, Botanic Gardens, on Saturday the 11th of October, 1879: Great Popular Concert by the Glasgow Select Choir – First Appearance in Glasgow, This Season, of Mr Frederic Archer

An advertisement is on the front page of The Glasgow Herald, on Wednesday the 8th of October, 1879. There is a review on page four of the paper, on Monday the 13th. The critic's comments about the Palace's acoustics are…

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Bridgeton Saturday Evening Concerts, October 1879

An article on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 13th of October reads:   "BRIDGETON SATURDAY EVENING CONCERTS. - The directors of the Bridgeton Adult and Juvenile Total Abstinence Society, who endeavour to promote in various ways…

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Glasgow Select Choir, November 1879: the Prize Part Song

A short article on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Saturday the 29th of November, 1879, reads:   GLASGOW SELECT CHOIR. - The concert to be given to-night in St Andrew's Hall by the Glasgow Select Choir promises to…

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Glasgow Select Choir, Prize Part Song Contest, in St Andrew’s Hall, on Saturday the 6th of December, 1879

An advertisement is on the front page of The Glasgow Herald, on Saturday the 6th of December, 1879.   The Prize of Five Guineas was to be decided by the Vote of the Audience. A review of the concert is…

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Choral Union Excursion to Kilmardinny, New Kilpatrick, on Saturday the 4th of August, 1866

'Kilmardinny', photographed by Thomas Annan for The Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry. The house and estate were located in the parish of New Kilpatrick, now Bearsden.   In August 1866, the annual gathering of the members of…

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Music at the U. P. Mission Church (Partick) Grand Bazaar, in the Merchants’ Hall, March 1866

An article on page five of The Glasgow Herald, on Wednesday the 7th of March, 1866, provides an account of the opening of the Bazaar on Tuesday. It was noted that the "band of the 21st Regiment, under the leadership…

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The Glasgow Orpheus Choir and One of its Precursors: The Orpheus Choir

The world-renowned Glasgow Orpheus Choir was founded in 1906, by Hugh S. Roberton. It evolved from the Toynbee House Choir, and became one of the most successful of its type. Broadcasts on the B.B.C. introduced it to global audience, and…

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Soiree of the Natives of Blantyre in the Trades’ Hall, Glassford Street, on Friday the 9th of March, 1866

A short article, on page five of The Glasgow Herald, on Saturday the 10th of March, 1866, reads:   "SOIREE OF THE NATIVES OF BLANTYRE. - The annual soiree of the natives and late residents of Blantyre took place in…

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Concert at Gartnavel, on Wednesday the 29th of March 1865

A short article on page five of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 31st of March, 1865, reads:   "CONCERT AT GARTNAVEL. - A concert was given on Wednesday evening to the inmates of the Royal Asylum, Gartnavel, by a…

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Service of Sacred Music in Sandyford Church on the Evening of Thursday the 30th of March, 1865: Selections from Handel’s Messiah, Performed by the Church Choir and Members of the Orpheus Choir

Details of the Service of Sacred Music are listed under "Public Notices" on page two of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 17th of March, 1865, and in subsequent editions. The notice is listed under "Popular Entertainments, &c." on the…

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The Fourth Annual Dairymen’s Soiree, in the Queen’s Rooms, on Thursday the 2nd of February, 1865

A short article on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 3rd of February, 1865, reads:   "DAIRYMEN'S SOIREE. - The fourth annual soiree of the dairymen of Glasgow was held last night in the large hall of…

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Musical and Artistical Societies Listed in the 1865-1866 Post Office Glasgow Directory: The Orpheus Choir

The following is on page 113 of the Appendix in the 1865-66 Directory:   "THE ORPHEUS CHOIR   W. H. Smith, conductor; M. Shields, secretary, 3 National Bank Buildings.   Instituted for the study and performance of vocal concerted music,…

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Grain Millers’ Fifth Annual Soiree, in the Trades’ Hall, Glassford Street, on Friday the 18th of November, 1864

A short article on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Saturday the 19th of November, 1864, reads:   "GRAIN MILLERS' SOIREE. - Last night, the fifth annual soiree of the Operative Grain Millers took place in the Trades' Hall,…

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Grand Concert at Gartnavel Royal Asylum, on Thursday the 17th of November, 1864

A short article on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Saturday the 19th of November, 1964, reads:   "GARTNAVEL ROYAL ASYLUM. - A grand concert was given on Thursday night to the invalids, by Mr. Hawthorn and twenty-eight amateur…

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The Jubilee Singers: Two Concerts in the City Hall, on Thursday the 9th, and Friday the 10th of October, 1873

An advertisement is on the front page of The Glasgow Herald, on Tuesday the 7th of October, 1873, and reads:   "THE JUBILEE SINGERS, FROM AMERICA, EMANCIPATED SLAVES, Now Students of Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A., WILL GIVE TWO CONCERTS…

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The Jubilee Singers and the Foundry Boys’ Society, in the City Hall, on Sunday the 26th of October, 1873

A short article on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Tuesday the 28th of October, 1873, reads:   "THE JUBILEE SINGERS. - On Sunday forenoon, the Jubilee Singers took part in the services of the City Hall meeting of…

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The Jubilee Singers Perform for the First Time in Glasgow, in the City Hall, on Friday the 3rd of October, 1873

Please note before reading the article below, that it contains words and terms, in common use in the nineteenth century, which may offend the reader.   An article on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Saturday the 4th of…

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The Jubilee Singers Conduct a Missionary Service at the East Campbell Street U. P. Church, on Sunday the 5th of October, 1873

East Campbell Street United Presbyterian Church, Calton, in 1875. The church, which was designed by Haig and Low, in the style of an Italian Renaissance Palazzo, had 1,400 sittings. On page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 6th…

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The Jubilee Singers of America: Glasgow, October 1873

Please note before reading the article below, that it contains words and terms, in common use in the nineteenth century, which may offend the reader.   A short article on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 29th…

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Concert at the City Poorhouse, on Tuesday the 29th of November, 1864

An article on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Wednesday the 30th of November, 1864, reads:   "CONCERT AT THE CITY POORHOUSE. - Following out the practice successfully pursued in past years, of holding periodical concerts in the City…

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Pollokshaws, December 1864: Arrangements for the Annual Concert on Behalf of the Native Aged Poor

An article on page five of The Glasgow Herald, on Wednesday the 30th of November, 1864, reads:   "POLLOKSHAWS   We learn that arrangements are being made for the annual concert on behalf of the native aged poor, which takes…

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Saturday Evening Concerts in the City Hall, on the 5th of January, 1861: Miss Helen Kirk

Note: the paper in the microfilm was creased, so some of the text is not visible   An article on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 4th of January, 1861, reads:   "SATURDAY EVENING CONCERTS. - MISS…

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Advertisement for Herr Muller’s Subscription Concerts, December 1858

An advertisement on the front page of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 13th of December, 1858, reads:   "HERR MULLER'S SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS.   THR SUBSCRIPTION for those Four Chamber Concerts is rapidly filling up, and will be CLOSED on…

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Announcement of the Glasgow Abstainers’ Union’s Arrangements for Concerts in Mr Bell’s New Rooms, the Queen’s Rooms, December 1858

At the end of an advertisment for the Saturday Evening Concerts, on the front page of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 10th of December, 1858, is the following:   "N.B. - Grand Opening Concert, Queen's Rooms, on the Evening…

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Polytechnic Exhibition, Argyll Street, January 1867

An article on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 28th of January, 1867, reads:   "POLYTECHNIC EXHIBITION. - As will be noticed from advertisement, this institution, in its present form, closes in a few weeks. In order,…

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Service of Sacred Music, in Sandyford Church, on Tuesday the 22nd of January, 1867: Mr A. L. Peace, Mr W. H. Smyth, and Members of the “Orpheus Choir”

An advertisement on the front page of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 21st of January, 1867, reads:   "SANDYFORD CHURCH   SERVICE OF SACRED MUSIC, ON TUESDAY EVENING, JAN. 22, 1867 Proceeds to be applied in Aid of the…

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The Death of Mr James Merrylees of Glasgow, October 1891

A short article in The Musical Herald, No. 530, May 1st, 1892, page 140, reads:   "MR. JAMES MERRYLEES of Glasgow, who died on October 31st last, learnt the Tonic Sol-fa system from the late Mr. W. D. Read, and…

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James Merrylees and the Jubilee Singers

In the biographical essay on Rachel Bates Merrylees, in Modern Scottish Poets,  Fifth Series, 1883, is the following, on pages 115 to 116:   "In 1864 she (Rachel Bates) was married to Mr James Merrylees, whose many beautiful and successful…

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James Merrylees and the Jubilee Singers: the Jubilee Anthem for the Dedicatory Services of Jubilee Hall – Music Composed and Arranged by James Merrylees, Glasgow, Scotland, 1876

  "To the Jubillee Singers of Fisk University, Who Went Forth With Weeping, Bearing the precious seed of touching Songs wrung by ages of oppression from the hearts of an Imaginative Race, And Who Now Return With Joy, Bringing their…

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Piano-Forte Tuning: J. Muir Wood & Co., 42 Buchanan Street, February 1848

An advertisement on page three of The Glasgow Courier, on Thursday the 17th of February, 1848, reads:   "PIANO-FORTE TUNING. J. MUIR WOOD & CO. having brought from their Edinburgh Establishment a Person well qualified not only to TUNE but…

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Thalberg’s Concert in the Merchants’ Hall, on Tuesday the 15th of February, 1848

An article on page two of The Glasgow Courier, on Thursday the 17th of February, 1848, reads:   "Thalberg's Concert. - On Tuesday evening, this celebrated and unrivalled pianist gave a concert in the Merchants' Hall, which was attended by…

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The Death of John Muir Wood, on Saturday the 25th of June, 1892

A short article on page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Tuesday the 28th of June, 1892, reads:   "DEATH OF MR JOHN MUIR WOOD. - The intimation of the death of Mr John Muir Wood, which took place on…

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Review of the Jubilee Singers’ Concert in St Vincent Street U. P. Church, on Tuesday the 28th of October, 1873

  Please note before reading the article below, that it contains words and terms, in common use in the nineteenth century, which may offend the reader.     St Vincent Street U. P. Church   An article on page four…

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New Music, January 1853: “We should like to hear ‘Beautiful Erin’ sung by Miss Catherine Hayes

Among the new music reviewed on page three of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 24th of January, 1853, is Beautiful Erin, with words by Mrs Wellington Boate, and music by Stephen Glover. It was published by Robert Cocks &…

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New Music, January 1853: “La Belle de la Bologne”, by Glasgow’s Mr Croshaw Johnson

Among the new music reviewed on page three of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 24th of January, 1853, is La Belle de la Bologne, by Croshaw Johnson. A Fantasia for the piano-forte, it was published by Charles Olivier, London.…

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New Scottish Song, April 1856: “Memory Dear”, by John James Ewart, Known as Professor Ewart, the Ventriloquist

An advertisement on page seven of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 18th of April, 1856, reads:   "NEW SCOTTISH SONG. MEMORY DEAR. By JOHN JAMES EWART, Known as Professor EWART, the Ventriloquist. This beautiful song, which has been sung…

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Saturday Evening Concerts, November 1856: the Minerva Rooms

A short article on page five of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 3rd of November, 1856, includes:   "Saturday Evening Concerts. - The concerts in the Minerva Rooms, under the management of Mr. Morison Kyle, continue to be highly…

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‘Popular Amusements’, November 1851: Miss Christina Dawson

In the 'Popular Amusements' column on page five of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 7th of November, 1851, is the following:   "Miss Christina Dawson. - The patrons of first-rate vocal music will gladly learn from us that Mr.…

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‘Popular Amusements’, December 1851, and January and February, 1852: Mr. Julian Adams

In the 'Popular Amusements' column on page five of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 7th of November, 1851, is the following:   "Mr. Julian Adams. - By an advertisement in this morning's paper, it will be seen that Mr.…

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‘Popular Amusements’, November 1851: Miss Christina Dawson’s Concert

In the 'Popular Amusements' column, on page five of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 21st of November, 1851, is the following:   "Miss Christina Dawson's Concert. - We have much pleasure in again reminding our readers that Miss Dawson's…

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Entertainment at Gartnavel, February 1866

An article on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Saturday the 10th of February, 1866, reads:   "ENTERTAINMENT AT GARTNAVEL. - On Thursday evening last there took place one of those entertainments which have now become a pleasant institution…

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St Peter’s Established Church Congregational Soiree, February 1866: Miss Helen Kirk and Mr Lambeth

An article on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Saturday the 10th of February, 1866, includes the following:   "ST. PETER'S ESTABLISHED CHURCH CONGREGATIONAL SOIREE. - A meeting of the above congregation was held in the Large City Hall…

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Saturday Evening Concerts, 9th of April, 1864, Under the Patronage of Colonel Campbell of Skipness and the Directors of the Glasgow Celtic Society, with Miss Helen Kirk, Among Others

An article on page two of The Glasgow Herald, on Tuesday the 12th of April, 1864, reads:   "SATURDAY EVENING CONCERTS. - The concert of Saturday evening last was under the patronage of Colonel Campbell of Skipness and the directors…

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Jessie N. Maclachlan, 1892: Her Post-Mod Success

An article on page two of The Greenock Telegraph and Clyde Shipping Gazette, on Monday the 3rd of October, 1892, reads:   "It appears that the West Highlands of Scotland have once more produced a famous vocalist. Miss Jessie Maclachlan,…

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December 1892: Miss Jessie N. Maclachlan is Handed a Cheque for £150

A short notice in the 'Clydeside Echoes' column on page of the Glasgow Evening News, on Thursday the 1st of December, 1892, reads:   "Miss Jessie N. Maclachlan has been handed a cheque for £150, the proceeds of the recent…

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Programme for the Complimentary Concert to Jessie N. Maclachlan, in the City Hall, on Monday the 24th of October, 1892

A short notice in the 'Clydeside Echoes' column on page six of the Glasgow Evening News, on Satuday the 22nd of October, 1892, reads:   "The programme for the MacLachlan complimentary concert on Monday evening is in the form of…

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Death of Jessie N. Maclachlan, May 1916: A Tribute and Some Reminiscences

  The following is from page five of The People's Journal, on Saturday the 20th of May, 1916:   "A BEAUTIFUL VOICE STILLED.   Interesting Stories of Jessie Maclachlan.   GREAT SCOTCH SINGER.   (Special to "People’s Journal.”)   "She…

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Miss Boyd Steven’s Recital, on Tuesday the 6th of October, 1908, with Miss Bessie Spence and Mr. Wilfrid Senior

On page three of the Daily Record, on Saturday the 3rd of October, 1908, is the following notice:     "MISS BOYD STEVEN'S RECITAL.   Miss Boyd Steven gives a vocal recital on Tuesday evening in the St. Andrew's (Berkeley)…

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Toynbee House Club Choir, with Miss Boyd Steven, Miss Jenny Allan, and Mr Bomphrey’s Orchestra, on the “Alexandra” Steamer, August 1904

An advertisement on the front page of The Greenock Telegraph and Clyde Shipping Gazette, on Monday the 8th of August, 1904, informed readers, in a note with an advertisement for the Queen Alexandra turbine steamer, which went to Lochranza and…

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Toynbee Musical Association, in Coatbridge Town Hall, on Saturday the 28th of October, 1905: Mr Hugh S. Roberton, Conductor, and Soloists, Including Miss Boyd Steven

A short notice in the 'Coatbridge' column, on page five of The Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser, on Saturday the 28th of October, 1905, reads:   "CORPORATION RECITAL. - This afternoon the third of the present series of Saturday afternoon concerts…

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The Annual Concert of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir, Formerly Known as the Toynbee Musical Association, March 1906

A short notice on page seven of The Scotsman, on Tuesday the 27th of March, 1906, reads:   "The annual concert of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir, formerly known as the Toynbee Musical Association, which was given in the City Hall…

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Crosshill Musical Association, April 1884: Performance Includes the Cantata, “Narcissus and Echo”

A short article on page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Wednesday the 2nd of April, 1884, reads:   "CROSSHILL MUSICAL ASSOCIATION. - Last night, a most successful concert was given by the association in the Burgh Hall, Crosshill. The…

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Glasgow Abstainers’ Union, City Hall Concert, on Thursday the 1st of January 1903: Mr W. F. Frame, the Kay Family, and Miss Annie Campbell, from Killin, among Others

An article on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 2nd of January, 1903, reads:   "CITY HALL CONCERT. - A lengthy and attractive programme was provided for the crowded audience which assembled las night at the concert…

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Concert for the Glasgow Necessitous Children’s Holiday Camp Fund, in the Paramount Theatre, Renfield Street, on Sunday the 22nd of March, 1936: Count John McCormack and Miss Betty Humby

An article on page eleven of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 23rd of March, 1936, reads:   "CONCERT FOR CITY CHILDREN'S HOLIDAY FUND   Count John McCormack, the famous tenor, and Miss Betty Humby, solo pianist, last night performed…

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“THREE SONGS OF LENIN”: Russian Sound-Film Shown in Glasgow, at the Coliseum Theatre, on Sunday the 22nd of March, 1936

An article on page eleven of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 23rd of March, 1936, reads:   " 'THREE SONGS OF LENIN'   RUSSIAN SOUND-FILM SHOWN IN GLASGOW   A modern essay in Russian film propaganda was presented at…

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Concert by Bankhead Junior Instruction Centre, in the Berkeley Hall, on Monday the 23rd of March, 1936

An article on page seven of The Glasgow Herald, on Tuesday the 24th of March, 1936, reads:   "CONCERT BY BANKHEAD JUNIOR INSTRUCTION CENTRE   A very enjoyable concert and dramatic entertainment was provided in the Berkeley Hall, Glasgow, last…

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